Kaapo Kakko RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kaapo Kakko showing ‘more swagger’ in Rangers second chance

    New York Post "This is the second season for Kaapo Kakko, whose four-month break at home just might prove to be the pause that refreshed the second-overall selection whose first try at the NHL wasn’t quite what anyone anticipated. “Now I have a new chance,” said Kakko, who has been..." July 20

  • Kaapo Kakko comfortable playing with diabetes in Cup Qualifiers for Rangers

    NHL.com "Kaapo Kakko is gearing up to play for the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers despite being at risk for severe complications if he were to contract coronavirus as a Type 1 diabetic. "I want to play, and I'm so young (19) that my diabetes is OK right now,"..." July 17

  • Hurdle Kaapo Kakko must clear to play for Rangers this season

    New York Post "The NHL’s protocols for Phase 3 (training camp) and Phase 4 (the play-in series and Stanley Cup playoffs) are pending ratification by the players and board of governors, but they spell out one key hurdle for Kaapo Kakko to clear to be able to play with the Rangers this..." July 10

  • Kaapo Kakko gets the OK to join Rangers camp

    New York Post "Kaapo Kakko’s doctors and the Rangers’ medical experts are in agreement that it is safe at this time for the 19-year-old Finn to join the team’s projected summer training camp despite the fact he is a type-1 diabetic who might be susceptible to serious complications..." June 20

  • Rangers expect Kaapo Kakko to play in Stanley Cup Qualifiers

    NHL.com "Kaapo Kakko is expected to play for the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers, even though the rookie forward is a Type 1 diabetic and more prone to having serious complications if he were to contract the coronavirus. "He's been tested, he's good. As of..." June 19

  • Kaapo Kakko’s diabetes may keep him from Rangers if NHL returns

    New York Post "Rangers president John Davidson says he promises to listen to science when it comes to the safety of his players amid the NHL’s plans to open club training facilities for small-group workouts. With Kaapo Kakko, who has Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease, on the roster, Davidson..." May 28